Networks of Information in the Civil Wars

19 Pages Posted: 27 Mar 2010

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Fernando Estrada

Universidad Externado de Colombia - Facultad de Finanzas, Gobierno y Relaciones Internacionales

Date Written: March 18, 2010

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to interpret the relationships between information networks and the massacres in Colombia. Over a period of paramilitary violence networks of informants were used with a strategic purpose. In fact, the paramilitaries were preparing each slaughter counting information previously learned between the inhabitants of the town. For these reasons, it is shown that information is a key phenomenon to understand civil wars. Moreover, as demonstrated in this work is the evolution of the slaughter in the civil wars as a result of rumor and information.

Keywords: Colombia, Civil Wars, Massacres, Paramilitary, Information And Rumors, Communication

JEL Classification: C7, C70, D7, D74, D8, D82, D84

Suggested Citation

Estrada, Fernando, Networks of Information in the Civil Wars (March 18, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1574330 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1574330

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